T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 update arrives with LTE support

T-Mobile had briefly mentioned they would be updating the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet in the "coming weeks." That update was promising to bring LTE connectivity for the tablet and well, we have to say we were a bit surprised to see that update come available so quickly. Simply put, if you are sporting a T-Mobile branded Galaxy Tab 2 10.1and happen to be living somewhere the carrier has LTE -- you want to grab this update.

T-Mobile event wrap-up: JUMP, Simple Choice, Xperia Z and 4G LTE

T-Mobile has concluded their latest event, which was the one that promised to bring the "boldest moves yet." Deciding that will have to be left up to each individual, but what we can say is how T-Mobile brought some exciting new additions today. The event included a few items, two of which ended some long standing rumors. Those two were the JUMP upgrade program and the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z. In addition we also saw the Simple Choice plan announced for families and saw a bit of talk about the current state of the T-Mobile 4G LTE network.

T-Mobile Simple Choice plans arrive for families

T-Mobile announced the Simple Choice plans a while back and as of today -- they have been announced for families. Basically, T-Mobile has extended their UNcarrier approach to family accounts (in addition to individual accounts). This setup will be available in mid-July and include plans with unlimited talk, text and web with an additional 500MB of high-speed data included.

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z hits shelves July 17th for $99

This afternoon was big for the folks over at T-Mobile. Not only did they announce their excellent new "Jump" plan with anytime device upgrades, but they've earned the exclusive rights to carry the impressive Sony Xperia Z smartphone in the USA. Waterproof and all. We're here live at the Tmo event, and they've just confirmed the Xperia Z will officially be available from T-Mobile on July 17th for only $99.

T-Mobile JUMP program arriving with two device upgrades per year

It was looking like T-Mobile was going to unveil their "anytime upgrade" club today and they have done just that. The catch here, this is actually called T-Mobile JUMP and the details are a bit different as compared to what we had been seeing in the rumors. That said, the details of the JUMP upgrade club have come by way of the T-Mobile event from where the carrier had promised to announce their "boldest moves yet."

T-Mobile acquires US Cellular AWS Spectrum to further expand LTE reach

T-Mobile is currently in the process of acquiring 10MHz of AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum from US Cellular. This is said to be a cash deal for $308 million and it will help T-Mobile further expand the reach of their 4G LTE network. This acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2013 and the spectrum covers some of the Mississippi Valley Region.